discover the secrets of Lerik's long livers

Lerik is a town and region sometimes called 'the land of centenarians'. And there's a good reason for it. Want to learn more? Come take a look.

Museum of Longevityin Lerik

discover the secrets toa long life in Lerik

Perched high in the Talysh Mountains, the quiet town of Lerik is surrounded by a beautiful natural landscape of mountains, rivers and waterfalls. This, of course, has a lot to do with how Lerik became known as the Land of Centenarians – the water, air and plants here are so lush and pure that they are thought to have a medicinal quality. In fact, so many of Lerik’s local residents have passed the 100-year threshold that the town has its own museum dedicated to its centenarians. One man featured here is Shirali Muslimov, a resident of the nearby village of Barzavu, who lived for an astonishing 168 years! If you’re keen to learn the secrets to a long and healthy life, then don’t miss paying a visit to Lerik.

discover the secrets to | a long life in Lerik

weather and season

Air temperature

9.2 – 12.4°C / 48.6–54.3°F

Feel temperature

8.6 – 12°C / 47.5–53.6°F


  • Brief morning showers; cloudy
  • NE
  • speed 9.3 km/h

When to go

  • Peak Season:
  • All year round

Discover the secrets to a long and happy life in Lerik


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To truly experience Azerbaijan’s natural diversity, head south to Lankaran, Lerik and Astara to a land of hot springs, nature reserves and the majestic Talysh Mountains. The local cuisine is pretty great too – don't leave without trying dishes like fish lavangi or parcha-dosheme plov and enjoy endless cups of freshly grown Azerbaijani tea. More

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